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Tuesday, November 9 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Managing Traffic in Large Cities

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Some of the most notorious traffic jams globally happen daily across the developed and developing world. There are few cities that have truly achieved integrated policies and systems to manage their traffic and inform road users in real time. When combined with multimodal transportation planning and smart land use policies, new technologies such as crowd-based data collection can help achieve  integrated traffic management strategies for fast-growing cities.

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Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Cloudastructure, Inc., IRF Senior Vice Chairman
Dr. Bill Sowell currently serves as International Road Federation Senior Vice Chairman. He is a global industry leader of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected Vehicles, and the development of new ITS technologies for more than 30 years. He is the only industry veteran... Read More →
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Chris Sanders

Chair of IRF Road Safety Committee, Lindsay Transportation
Currently newly retired and helping Lindsay with various international business development activities.Former Senior Vice President Lindsay Transportation Solutions and President of Barrier Systems (acquired by Lindsay)Mr. Sanders has been involved in the Highway Safety Industry for... Read More →
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Dr. Mohamad Talas

Director of ITS Management & System Engineering, NY DOT
Mohamad Talas, PE. PTOE. PhD. Mohamad Talas has over 30 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in the New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC DOT System Engineering Division, where he supervises the planning and development... Read More →
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Abiyu Berlie

ITS Expert/Consultant-Africa
Mr. Berlie has over 30 years experience in ITS. He worked for 25 years in the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority; the largest Transportation Agency in N. America. He served as board member for ITS New York; and is inducted to the ITS New York Hall of Fame.   He developed the... Read More →
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Andrea Petti

Managing Director, MEA, PTV
Andrea Petti leads the Middle East, India and Africa Region of PTV Group focusing on core SW business within the mobility and logistics space in the region. Under his responsibility PTV intends to become the leading company in providing software solutions to mobility service providers... Read More →
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Hamid Iravani

Transportation Planning Director and Member of Fellows Board of Director, Parsons
Mr. Iravani is Parsons Transportation Planning Director and Fellows Board Member. He has more than 30 years of experience designing, managing, and executing a wide variety of transportation projects. As atransportation planner, he specializes in strategic multimodal travel demand... Read More →

Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04
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